Lets start with an answer I was given by one of the Biscuits Boosters - I had a great time speaking with the Booster Club and as I suspected I learned almost as much as anyone. It was Roy S. who gave me an answer I had been seeking for a number of weeks.
For more info on the Biscuits Booster Club - check out their website!
PATERSON FIELD ANSWER
But I did take a look in the files and sure enough here it is....
|Poor guy, they typo'd his name in the headline!|
But who was Bill Paterson jr?
For that we can learn much from his obit.
|In an unrelated story, I see Carolyn James won FFA Sweetheart!|
As a side note - all my life I have seen it called it incorrectly "Paterson Field" when we see in the article it was originally "Paterson STADIUM". Wonder when that changed? Pretty quick since it is what is on the sign even in the 1950s!
WHATS GOING ON WITH PATERSON?
No word on the improvements we had heard about over the summer regarding Paterson Field. The mayor counted "upcoming improvements" at the old ballpark among the cities accomplishments in 2014.
|Paterson Stadium sign now removed|
|Paterson Stadium 1952|
Hopefully we see the city treat the field with the respect deserving of the man who gave so much to the city.
MORE ANSWERS FOR FAN QUESTIONS
an answer for Biscuit fans - the Meet the Team event is back on the schedule. It was missing last year, its omission was wildly unpopular among fans and blamed by team officials on having the season open with an exhibition game against the Rays. This year we will enjoy a meet and greet with the new crew a few days before opening day.
HUNTSVILLE TO HOST SHUCKERS
Will Wear Biloxi Home Uniforms
It was announced that Huntsville would host games at the Joe, though the team will wear the uniform of its future city. Also, some games will be held in Pearl Miss and in Jacksonville.
The Shuckers will wear their Biloxi uniforms, driving a stake into Huntsville fans hearts.
PENSACOLA HONORS ITS MLB TIES
|young Buck Showalter tore up the SL|
Along with Showalter, many mlb veterans with ties to the Pensacola area were in attendance including Travis Fryman, Mark Whiten and my personal P-Cola favorite - Dennis Llewallyn.
As a concept, its an idea Montgomery could learn from, as our history runs deep. However in the past ten years the one single commemoration of Mgm baseball's past was sadly under-promoted before being rained out and never rescheduled.
BACK TO THE FUTURE
We have seen the future, and it is wearing a red trucker vest.
The Back to the Future night jerseys have been revealed and it is pretty much what we expected - Marty McFly's signature outfit on a poly blend jersey.